Many local schools delayed their opening Thursday as the latest nor’easter departed, leaving more than a foot of snow in some parts of the region and heavy snow squalls on-and-off during the day.
Thousands of local residents were without electricity in the region throughout Thursday, according to National Grid. Small clusters of outages were reported across Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties due to downed tree limbs. All but 200 or so customers had their power back by mid-afternoon, however.
On Route 50 in Northumberland, a tree came down, snapping a utility pole which housed a transformer, according to the Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Department.
Traffic was detoured south of Gansevoort and power was restored to the nearly 300 customers by mid-afternoon.
Police dealt with accidents on roads around the region throughout Thursday, including two or three tractor trailers stuck on Route 9N over Tongue Mountain in Hague.
The National Weather Service listed a preliminary accumulation list for parts of the region, with 15.1 inches in Saratoga Springs, 9.5 inches in Warrensburg, 9 inches in Easton, 7.5 inches in Hudson Falls, 7.5 inches in Lake Luzerne and 7 inches in Wilton. Accumulation was heavily elevation-dependent, though, as higher elevations got more snow.
The mountains of southern Vermont and the Berkshires bore the brunt of the storm, with 36 inches reported in Woodford, Vermont, east of Bennington, and other communities picking up 30 inches or more.
Snow showers are expected to linger into Friday, with an additional inch or two possible, particularly in eastern parts of the region. The winter storm warning that was in effect Wednesday has been extended through 7 p.m. Thursday for Washington County, while a winter weather advisory was issued for areas north and west of Glens Falls until 7 p.m. Thursday.
Those hoping that this storm will be the last hurrah for winter may get more bad news early next week, with another coastal storm possible late Sunday and Monday.
John Quinlan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albany, said the belief as of Thursday afternoon was that the storm would likely miss the Glens Falls region.
“Right now it looks like it’s going to stay off to the south and east,” he said.
Some light snow was still anticipated Monday, he added.